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Nikhil Prasad  Feb 03, 2024  26 days ago
Medical News: As the world navigates the shifting landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of Japanese scientists from the prestigious RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Kobe and Kyoto University have sounded an urgent alarm. Their groundbreaking research, conducted using a sophisticated three-dimensional cardiac model, has unearthed disturbing evidence pointing towards an imminent...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 18, 2024  1 month ago
AI In Medicine: In the dynamic landscape of scientific and technological progress, artificial intelligence (AI) stands as a transformative force, reshaping the boundaries of possibility. The convergence of machine learning, deep learning, and AI technologies has given rise to a new era of precision diagnostics, particularly evident in the realm of cardiovascular care. Coronary CT angiography (CCTA...
Nikhil Prasad  Jan 01, 2024  2 months ago
Health News: Atherosclerosis stands as a formidable global health challenge, with its chronic nature and propensity to lead to cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Amidst various dietary considerations, Natto, a traditional Japanese food derived from fermented soybeans, has long been under the scientific spotlight for its potential to mitigate cardiovascular risks. The elusive...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 19, 2023  3 months ago
COVID-19 News: In a startling development that could reshape our understanding of the cardiovascular complications associated with COVID-19, a collaborative research effort involving prestigious institutions such as the New York University School of Medicine, Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Washington University in St. Louis, SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, and Urmia University of Medical Scien...
Nikhil Prasad  Nov 06, 2023  4 months ago
Dengue News: Dengue fever, a prevalent arthropod-borne viral disease, continues to cast a shadow of concern over countries in Asia and the Pacific region. With over 100 million new dengue infections annually, the disease presents with a spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from mild undifferentiated fever to severe conditions like dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DS...
Nikhil Prasad  Oct 31, 2023  4 months ago
Herbs And Phytochemicals: Atherosclerosis, a chronic cardiovascular disease, is a leading cause of mortality among the elderly. This insidious condition is characterized by the deposition of lipoproteins, inflammatory responses, plaque formation, and calcification in the arterial walls. Inflammation is a central component in the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is oft...
Nikhil Prasad  Sep 20, 2023  5 months ago
Heart Disease: In recent years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has witnessed a startling increase in the incidence of heart diseases, with a particularly concerning trend of heart attacks affecting individuals in their 30s. This emerging health crisis has prompted healthcare professionals and organizations to conduct studies and raise awareness about the prevalence of heart disease in the region. ...
Thailand Medical News Team  Aug 22, 2023  6 months ago
Research News: Within the intricate tapestry of the immune system, new revelations continue to challenge our understanding of health and disease. One such revelation centers around an extraordinary subset of immune cells: CD16+CD56+ cytotoxic CD4+ T cells.   Once considered rare and overshadowed by other T cell types, these cells have now taken the spotlight due to their intriguing role in c...
Thailand Medical News Team  Aug 19, 2023  6 months ago
AI In Medicine: Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of mortality worldwide, with heart failure being a significant contributor to this alarming statistic. Early diagnosis and intervention are pivotal in mitigating the risks associated with heart failure, yet current screening methods often fall short in accessibility and accuracy. In a groundbreaking leap forward, a team of researchers ...
Cardiovascular Disease - England - Excess Deaths  Jun 22, 2023  8 months ago
England In The Midst Of A Cardiovascular Disease Emergency!   A shocking report from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) reveals that almost 100,000 excess deaths related to cardiovascular disease have occurred in England since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The analysis, based on official data from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), paints a grim picture of the imp...
COVID-19 News - Cardiac Dysfunctions - Heart Issues - Heart Failures  Jun 07, 2023  9 months ago
Study Reveals COVID-19's Shocking Impact on Cardiac Function and Raises Global Concern   COVID-19 News: In a new study conducted by Russian scientists at the National Research Center for Preventive Medicine (NRCPM) in Moscow, a startling revelation has emerged. Exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, irrespective of mild or severe infections, has been found to result in various cardiac dysfunct...
Cannabis News - Peripheral Artery Disease  May 21, 2023  9 months ago
Cannabis News: Cannabis or marijuana use becomes increasingly normalized across the United States, with nearly 50 million people reportedly using the substance at least once, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the urgency to understand its impact on human health grows exponentially.   One such concern that has recently come to light is the strong correlation between ca...
COVID-19 Research - Heart - Captopril  May 21, 2023  9 months ago
COVID-19 Research: In a significant stride towards understanding the cross-organ effects of SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, a collaborative team of scientists from prestigious Chinese institutes have uncovered fascinating insights as well as revealing the mechanism behind the virus's assault on our hearts.  Their study offers hope in the form of a potential therapeutic...
Medical News - ISG15 - Heart Failure  May 03, 2023  10 months ago
Medical News: Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto-Canada have discovered a way in which inflammation can cause heart failure, a chronic health condition affecting hundreds of thousands of people in Canada and elsewhere globally. Heart failure is a major cause of illness and death, with symptoms that include breathlessness, tiredness, palpitations, and ankle swelling.   Inflam...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 Infections Are Accelerating T Cell Immunosenescence In CMV Positive Individuals  Apr 30, 2023  10 months ago
COVID-19 News: A groundbreaking study by the University of Cordoba-Spain and Reina Sofia University Hospital-Spain has revealed that SARS-CoV-2 infections in Cytomegalovirus  or CMV-seropositive individuals are linked to accelerated T cell immunosenescence and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This discovery has significant implications, considering the vast prevalence of both cyto...
Cardiology News - Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) - Heart Failure  Mar 31, 2023  11 months ago
Cardiology News:  A new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, Maryland-USA, Temple University, Pennsylvania-USA and University of Naples Federico II-Italy, has found that a molecule called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a key role in heart failure!   Heart attack survival rates have significantly increased thanks to better awarene...
Pharma News -Nitroglycerin Spray Shortage  Mar 22, 2023  11 months ago
Pharma News: Shortage Of Nitroglycerin Spray, A Heart Medication In Canada Is Expected to Extend To The America and Europe Due To Raw Materials Crisis.   Pharma News: A shortage of a critical heart medication, nitroglycerin spray, has sparked concerns among patients and healthcare providers in Canada, particularly in Alberta.   The fast-acting nitroglycerin spray is used by spraying on...
SARS-CoV-2 Research - Spike And ORF-9B Proteins Impairs Contractile Function In Cardiomyocytes!  Mar 14, 2023  12 months ago
SARS-CoV-2 Research: Scientists from Clemson University, South Carolina-USA, Stanford University School of Medicine, California-USA, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine-USA, Shandong University, Jinan-China and University of Pittsburgh-USA have in a new study found that ectopic expression of SARS-CoV-2 S and ORF-9B proteins alters metabolic profiles and impairs contractile function in ...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Mediates Cardiomyocyte Fusion   Mar 10, 2023  12 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota-USA has found that SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins are able to mediate heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes) fusion leading to increased arrhythmic risk that can also lead to fatal outcomes!   Since the advent of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the Wuhan province of China at the end of 2019, the COVID-19 disease has been respo...
COVID-19 News - DNA Of Heart Tissues Damaged By SARS-CoV-2  Mar 09, 2023  12 months ago
COVID-19 News: A new study led by researchers from the University of Queensland-Australia involving transcriptomic profiling of cardiac tissues from SARS-CoV-2 patients identified DNA damage in various tissues of the heart!   Already SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, has been associated with a wide range of cardiovascular complications. While initial stages of the...
COVID-19 News - Strokes - Heart Failures -Post-COVID  Mar 06, 2023  12 months ago
COVID-19 News: Several studies have reported that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 are at a higher risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACEs) such as heart attacks and strokes.   From previous studies and clinical reports, commonly occurring cardiovascular complications in COVID-19 patients include myocardial injury (21% of patients), arrhythmia (10.4% of patients), and he...
COVID-19-News -SARS-CoV-2 Causes Cardiac Fibrosis  Feb 18, 2023  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: It is already known that exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus via infections or to its spike proteins via ‘prophylactic shots’ can induce a variety of cardio and vascular issues. To date, three years into the COVID-19 pandemic the death rates from heart failures are rising exponentially due to a SARS-CoV-2 induced myocarditis, pericarditis, arrythmia, hypoxic injury, stress ...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 Induced Fascicular Tachycardia In Children  Feb 08, 2023  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Italian researchers from the Pediatric Cardiology Unit at Padua University and the Department of Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Sciences and Public Health at Padua Hospital University-Italy are warning after documenting two clinical cases studies, that unique and usual forms of SARS-CoV-2-related arrhythmias known as Fascicular Tachycardia were materializing in children!   Fascicu...
COVID-19 News - Risk Of Cardiovascular Deaths  Jan 19, 2023  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from the University of Hong Kong has found that all post COVID individuals have an increased risk of death from cardiovascular issues for at least 18 months after infection or even longer!   The study that involved nearly 160,000 participants showed that SARS-CoV-2 infections irrespective being asymptomatic or even mildly or moderately symptomatic, ...
Heart Failure - Defective Desmosomal Adhesion  Dec 18, 2022  1 year ago
Heart Failures: A team of international medical researchers have recently discovered that defective desmosomal adhesion causes arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition affecting many young adults especially athletes.   Individuals with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM) typically present with features ranging from impaired cardiac function and ventricular arrhythmia to sudden cardi...
Medications-Drugs - Midazolam - Heart Injury - Chronotherapy  Dec 07, 2022  1 year ago
Medications - Drugs: A study by researchers from the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado-United States has found that the usage of the sedative midazolam at night increases risk of myocardial injury and heart damage! https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Benzodiazepenes-2020_1.pdf   Midazolam, sold under the brand name Verse...
HIV News - Heart Issues And HIV  Nov 29, 2022  1 year ago
HIV News: A new study review led by researchers from Kings College London British Heart Foundation Centre, School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine & Sciences -UK has found that HIV infections increase risk of cardiovascular issues!   The study team warned that HIV-associated cardiovascular disease is increasing in prevalence, but its mechanisms remain poorly understood.   T...
COVID-19 News - SARS-CoV-2 Induced Isolated Diastolic Hypertension -IDH  Nov 26, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: In the last few months, based on data that we have been collating from various Long COVID clinics and also small research groups involved in Post COVID medical issues, it has been found that many post-COVID patients tend to be displaying a unique condition that is termed as Isolated Diastolic Hypertension or IDH.   Isolated diastolic hypertension (IDH) is defined as diastolic...
Source: COVID-19 News - OAS Genes - Heart Failure  Oct 31, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: Researchers from Shanxi Medical University – China have found that the OAS genes plays a key role in COVID-19 induced heart failure.   According to the study team, SARS-CoV-2 infections can damage the heart and lead to heart failure (HF) and even cardiac death. The 2',5'-oligoadenylate synthetase (OAS) gene family encode interferon (IFN)-induced antiviral protei...
Source: COVID-19 News - Risk Of Venous Thromboembolism  Oct 28, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from Queen Mary University of London – United Kingdom has found that even those who simply contracted mild SARS-CoV-2 infections had a higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE).   Venous thromboembolism (VTE), a term referring to blood clots in the veins, is an underdiagnosed and serious, yet preventable medical condition that can...
Source: Medical News - Chronic Heart Failure - COVID-19  Oct 25, 2022  1 year ago
A new study involving murine models by researchers from Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo-Japan has found that 5-ALA (of 5-aminolevulinic acid) could reverse or prevent mitochondrial dysfunction that causes chromic heart failure!   5-Aminolevulinic acid is a porphyrin precursor used to treat actinic keratosis of the face, scalp, and upper extremities, as well as to vi...
Source: COVID-19 News  Oct 13, 2022  1 year ago
COVID-19 News: A new study by researchers from the University Of Michigan-USA has found that cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors such as age, smoking and diabetes increase the risk of COVID-19 mortality and not preexisting cardiovascular disease itself!   The study findings showed that the occurrence of myocardial injury, regardless of preexisting CVD, and its association with outcomes...
Source: Pharma News - Metformin - Atrial Fibrillation  Oct 12, 2022  1 year ago
A new study by researcher from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio-USA And Northwestern University-Illinois-USA has found that the common generic drug used to treat type 2 diabetes..metformin, can be used to treat atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots in the heart. AF increases the risk of stroke, heart failure...
Source: Cardiology News  Oct 07, 2022  1 year ago
Cardiology News: A new study led by researcher from Johns Hopkins University along with support from researchers at University of Pennsylvania has found that fat intermingling with heart scar tissue triggers ventricular arrhythmias that can be fatal!   Infiltrating adipose tissue (inFAT) has been recently found to co-localize with scar in infarcted hearts and may contribute to ventricular a...
Source: Cardiology Updates  Oct 07, 2022  1 year ago
Cardiology Updates: Researchers from the McAllister Heart Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – USA have discovered that the protein Ascl1 which is a neuronal factor is capable of healing damaged heart muscles.   The approach of direct reprogramming has revolutionized the fields of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.   Direct reprogramming means t...
Source: Medical News -Cardiac Issues -Mild COVID  Oct 06, 2022  1 year ago
Despite numerous warnings and even media coverage of studies regarding the long-term effects of COVID-19 on heart health, many people are still either not taking precautions to not get infected with the virus or to go for regular heart screenings after a SARS-CoV-2 infection even if it mild.   Considering that excess deaths related to COVID-19 involving heart failures is rising exponentiall...
Source: Medical News - SARS-CoV-2 -Heart Failure  Sep 30, 2022  1 year ago
A new study led by researchers from University of Queensland, Brisbane-Australia has found that unlike the influenza virus that only causes inflammation of the heart cells and tissues, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus goes even much further in that it also attacks the DNA of various heart cells!   This new disco